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RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES PROGRAMME COURSE DESCRIPTION

Code Name of the Course Unit Semester In-Class Hours (T+P) Credit ECTS Credit
UBY401 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES IN SOCIAL SCIENCES 7 3 3 5

GENERAL INFORMATION

Language of Instruction : Turkish
Level of the Course Unit : BACHELOR'S DEGREE, TYY: + 6.Level, EQF-LLL: 6.Level, QF-EHEA: First Cycle
Type of the Course : Elective
Mode of Delivery of the Course Unit Face to face
Coordinator of the Course Unit Assist.Prof.Dr. MEHMET SOYAL
Instructor(s) of the Course Unit

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS

Objectives of the Course Unit: To teach differences and similarities between qualitative and quantitative research; To give the abilities of qualitative and quantitative data collection, analysis, interpretation, and suggestion to the students; To explain the qualitative data collection methods and techniques by using appropriate theories; To present package programs such as Nvivo in the analysis of qualitative data and to develop the skill of efficiently use of these programs; To give the abilitiies to use statistical methods, to choose correct method, to determine, to interpret.
Contents of the Course Unit: The importance of quantitative and qualitative data in data types; differences and similarities between qualitative and quantitative data; quantitative and qualitative data types and data collection techniques and tools, sampling and sampling distributions in quantitative and qualitative research; statistical interpretation; Small Sample Theory; in a quantitative research, use of SPSS and in a qualitative research, use of Nvivo; Test of Hypothesis; Chi-square Test; Non-parametric test; regression and correlation; the analysis of time sequences; variance analysis; index

KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT (On successful completion of this course unit, students/learners will or will be able to)

By the end of this course, students will be able to identify the basic concepts of the research process by listing the stages of the scientific research process.
By the end of this course, students will be able to formulate hypothesis by exploring the literature in the scientific research process.
By the end of the course, students will be able to test the hypothesis they have established, determine whether it is valid, and be able to find recommendations for further research.

WEEKLY COURSE CONTENTS AND STUDY MATERIALS FOR PRELIMINARY & FURTHER STUDY

Week Preparatory Topics(Subjects) Method
1 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Types of research; data types, features of qualitative and quantitative research Lecture, discussion, self study.
2 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Sample and sampling procedures Lecture, discussion, self study.
3 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Qualitative research designs: cultural analysis, empiric research, setting up theories, case analysis, action studies Lecture, discussion, self study.
4 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Procedures of qualitative research Lecture, discussion, self study.
5 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Interviewing and focus group Lecture, discussion, self study.
6 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Observations and archive study Lecture, discussion, self study.
7 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Qualitative research; surveys, forming questionnaires and their applications 1 Lecture, discussion, self study.
8 - MID-TERM EXAM -
9 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Qualitative research; surveys, forming questionnaires and their applications 2 Lecture, discussion, self study.
10 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Parametric and non-parametric tests Lecture, discussion, self study.
11 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Chi-Square test, t-test Lecture, discussion, self study.
12 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Regression analysis and correlation Lecture, discussion, self study.
13 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Variance analysis Lecture, discussion, self study.
14 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi Nvivo applications Lecture, discussion, self study.
15 Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi SPSS applications Lecture, discussion, self study.
16 - FINAL EXAM -
17 - FINAL EXAM -

SOURCE MATERIALS & RECOMMENDED READING

Bal, Hüseyin (2011) Sosyal Bilimlerde Nicel Araştırma Yöntem ve Teknikleri, Fakülte Yayınevi.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment & Grading of In-Term Activities Number of Activities Degree of Contribution (%) Description
Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5

CONTRIBUTION OF THE COURSE UNIT TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE

Theoretical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the concepts related to Physical Education and Sports Sciences.

KNOWLEDGE

Factual

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to discuss training organization and its functioning with the knowledge gained in the subjects such as performance measurement, training plan preparation, talent selection and technical-tactical training.
2
Student will be able to describe and relate the concepts of physical education and sports science with the theories of training science.

SKILLS

Cognitive

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to identify the needs for sports activities of groups with different characteristics, such as age, gender, and persons with special needs.
2
Student will be able to analyze data and results for current applications in the field of Training science by using scientific research methods and techniques.

SKILLS

Practical

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to execute the measurement activities in order to determine the motor development, sports performance and fitness characteristics, to use the equipment, technology and software needed for these activities and to analyze the results of the evaluation.
2
Student will be able to solve the problems related to sport sciences and coaching profession applications with a critical and inquisitive point of view, based on knowledge of the literature he/she has.
3
Student will be able to choose the appropriate training method according to the characteristics of the group and the environment and to formulate the training program by taking these differences into consideration.

OCCUPATIONAL

Autonomy & Responsibility

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to administer projects, activities, social and sports activities in collaborative group studies and to solve possible problems that might be encountered within the process.

OCCUPATIONAL

Learning to Learn

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to recognize the importance of professional development by following scientific, technological and current developments related with coaching.
2
Student will be able to behave in accordance with the need to be open to change and life-long learning.
3
Student will be able to develop the teaching skills required by the profession according to different teaching methods.

OCCUPATIONAL

Communication & Social

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to express his/her knowledge and thoughts about the field in a fluent and understandable manner both written and verbally.
2
Student will be able to use his/her knowledge and competence in coaching practices more effectively with his/her social life and communication skills in sports activities, organizations and studies carried out at national and international levels.

OCCUPATIONAL

Occupational and/or Vocational

Programme Learning Outcomes Level of Contribution
0 1 2 3 4 5
1
Student will be able to describe accepted ethical values and legal regulations in the field of sport sciences and in social life, and to apply the relevant articles in the legislation in case of need.
2
By utilizing the existing historical and theoretical knowledge of the field, student will be able to recognize problems related to skills selection, performance development, physical activity for sports and special groups for all, and to solve these problems based on ethical values.
3
By using personality traits with the social skills required by the coaching profession; student will be able to arrange specific project, organization and works with sustainable societal and social content specific with the field.
4
Student will be able to administer technical and tactical skills in the relevant performance sports and selected sports branches that he / she determines as his / her area of expertise, and to formulate specific training programs for the branch.

WORKLOAD & ECTS CREDITS OF THE COURSE UNIT

Workload for Learning & Teaching Activities

Type of the Learning Activites Learning Activities (# of week) Duration (hours, h) Workload (h)
Lecture & In-Class Activities 14 3 42
Preliminary & Further Study 14 3 42
Land Surveying 0 0 0
Group Work 0 0 0
Laboratory 14 1 14
Reading 4 1 4
Assignment (Homework) 2 4 8
Project Work 0 0 0
Seminar 0 0 0
Internship 0 0 0
Technical Visit 0 0 0
Web Based Learning 0 0 0
Implementation/Application/Practice 0 0 0
Practice at a workplace 0 0 0
Occupational Activity 0 0 0
Social Activity 0 0 0
Thesis Work 0 0 0
Field Study 0 0 0
Report Writing 1 8 8
Final Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Final Exam 1 5 5
Mid-Term Exam 1 1 1
Preparation for the Mid-Term Exam 1 3 3
Short Exam 0 0 0
Preparation for the Short Exam 0 0 0
TOTAL 53 0 128
Total Workload of the Course Unit 128
Workload (h) / 25.5 5
ECTS Credits allocated for the Course Unit 5,0